Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0 Series: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers Creation-Date: 1999-02-18 Number: 99-011/3 Author-Name: Louise Grogan Author-Email: email@example.com Author-Workplace-Name: University of Amsterdam Author-Name: Gerard J. van den Berg Author-Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Author-Workplace-Name: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and CEPR Title: The Duration of Unemployment in Russia Abstract: This paper uses longitudinal survey data to assess factors affecting the duration of unemployment in Russia. We examine four types of marginalised labour force participants, according to ILO guidelines and survey responses, and we estimate duration models for each type. It turns out that the sets of characteristics with the strongest effects on the duration are remarkably similar across the different unemployment definitions and model specifications. Therefore, despite the formidable practical measurement problems, problematic groups of individuals can actually be identified.
This discussion paper resulted in a publication in the Journal of Population Economics, 2001, 14(3) 549-68. Classification-JEL: J61; P20; R23 Keywords: unemployment duration; job search; Russia; unemployment definition; duration models; File-Url: http://papers.tinbergen.nl/99011.pdf File-Format: application/pdf File-Size: 174980 bytes Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:19990011